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What we should be focused on in the Pandemic… how to live with it.

People and the news are extremely focused on getting people vaccinated right now and I agree that would be helpful. But I don’t think that is the most important thing because I don’t think it will actually end the Pandemic… even if we got to 90% vaccinated…People and the news are extremely focused on getting people vaccinated right now and I agree that would be helpful. But I don’t think that is the most important thing because I don’t think it will actually end the Pandemic… even if we got to 90% vaccinated. The virus is mutating and we are far from stopping that. We would need to vaccinate the whole world and that won’t happen this year or probably even next year and by that time we will need a new vaccine. I really think we should instead be turning our attention to how to better live with the virus because it’s here to stay for quite some time. And there will be future pandemics after this one.

Here is what I think we need to start working on to live with the virus, emphasis on the live part:

1. Safer schools, businesses, and transportation: this basically means improving air circulation and filtration– how much would it cost to put high quality filters everywhere? How can we make more things outside? How can we make more things spacious?– spread out instead of clumping in cities.
2. Better personal risk predictions to empower people to know nuances about risks for various things at various times. This is also a public health intervention…

This week in COVID- May 30th, 2021

Global Cases are dropping worldwide but are still at very high levels. Active cases are high in most of South America, India and some surrounding countries, and parts of Europe. Darker blue indicates more cases below while cream colored areas are relatively safe (<1/10,000 chances of catching COVID/day with average behavior). India and Brazil have […]

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